Director: Fred Schepisi Cast: Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Walter Matthau

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Legendary scientist Albert Einstein (played here by Walter Matthau) takes a break from theoretical physics to try to set up his intellectual niece with a handsome auto mechanic in this romantic comedy. The movie's central conceit is that Einstein's brilliance extends to matters of the heart, allowing him to immediately sense that Ed Walters (Tim Robbins), a bright, lower-class mechanic obsessed with Popular Science Magazine, would be perfect for his niece Catherine (Meg Ryan). Unfortunately, Catherine is already engaged to a stiff Princeton man. In order to defeat Catherine's resistance, Uncle Albert decides to help Ed pretend to be a revolutionary scientist, a charade that inevitably leads to much farcical confusion. Einstein's scientist pals are portrayed as a Greek chorus of Catskills-style kibitzers, featuring such notable perfomers as Lou Jacobi as Kurt Godel and director Gene Saks as Boris Podolsky.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2017
UPC: 0032429285454
Original Release: 1994
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 3,733

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Robbins Ed Walters
Meg Ryan Catherine Boyd
Walter Matthau Albert Einstein
Lou Jacobi Kurt Godel
Gene Saks Boris Podolsky
Joseph Maher Nathan Liebknecht
Stephen Fry James Moreland
Tony Shalhoub Bob Rosetti
Frank Whaley Frank
Charles Durning Louis Bamberger
Keene Curtis Eisenhower
Alice Playten Gretchen
Danny Zorn Dennis
Helen Hanft Rose
Timothy Jerome Academic
John McDonough Academic
Lewis J. Stadlen Moderator
Jeff Brooks Reporter
Rex Robbins Suit
Richard Woods Suit
Daniel Von Bargen Secret service agent
Sol Frieder Professor Loewenstein
Scotty Bloch Dinner Guest
Alice Drummond Dinner guest
Leo Leyden Dinner Guest

Technical Credits
Fred Schepisi Director,Producer
Ian Baker Cinematographer
Carol Baum Producer
Jill Bilcock Editor
Andy Breckman Original Story,Screenwriter
Sandy Gallin Executive Producer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
W. Steven Graham Art Director
Michael Laudati Makeup
Michael Leeson Screenwriter
Neil Machlis Co-producer
Danny Michael Musical Direction/Supervision
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Gretchen Rau Set Decoration/Design
David Rubin Casting
Scott Rudin Executive Producer
John Wildermuth Asst. Director
Stuart Wurtzel Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- I.Q.
1. The Grand Design [10:25]
2. Wonderful To The Power Of 10 [6:58]
3. Wahoo [6:42]
4. A Million Kisses On Your Skin [4:13]
5. Intelligent Life On Earth [9:12]
6. Cold Fusion [10:53]
7. Accidental Discoveries [5:23]
8. True Nature Of Intelligence [7:02]
9. Question Everything [8:42]
10. A Big Lie [11:34]
11. Operation Red Cabbage [5:57]
12. BOOM [4:32]
13. End Credits [4:02]

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I.Q. 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great movie, BN should make it avaiable in Nook Video!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great reminder that upwardly intelligent people can love, be funny and act just as average as the rest of us. Walter Matthau is credited in the movie, but I think Einstein came back for a stay just to play his part. Yes, I loved this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a clean, heartwarming story that was funny and uplifting to the spirit. It recognizes the value of family relations and pokes fun at intellectualism.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is great for anyone who enjoys romance and comedy. Walter Mathau is hilarious as Uncle Albert Einstein. Albert, along with his genius buddies, play all sorts of funny pranks in order to get Catherine to fall in love with a young mechanic who has already fallen for her.